|Roaster Location:||Chicago, Illinois|
|Coffee Origin:||Boquete growing region, western Panama|
|Est. Price:||$56.00/8 ounces|
|Review Date:||December 2020|
Blind Assessment: Complex, floral- and citrus-toned. Lilac, cocoa nib, tangerine zest, apricot, sandalwood in aroma and cup. Delicately sweet-tart with juicy acidity; very full, syrupy mouthfeel. The deeply flavor-saturated finish resonates on and on.
Notes: Coffee from trees of the botanical variety Geisha (also Gesha) grown on Price Peterson’s Hacienda La Esmeralda in Panama first introduced this extraordinary variety of Arabica to the world. This is a wet-processed or “washed” version, meaning the fruit skin and pulp were removed from the beans immediately after harvesting but before drying. Big Shoulders Coffee is a Chicago artisan roaster that emphasizes a fresh-roasted, no-nonsense approach to fine coffee. Visit www.bigshoulderscoffee.com or call 312-846-1439 for more information.
The Bottom Line: A classic washed Geisha from the celebrated Hacienda Esmeralda farm in Panama. A relative bargain for a coffee of this provenance and distinction.